Mental health affects us all. Approximately 1 in 3 Canadians will have their lives touched by mental illness in their lifetime. That’s almost 900,000 of our neighbours, friends, and family who are experiencing distress. Maybe it is even you.
CMHA offers a wide range of programs and services to help our community members to achieve mental wellness. We also seek to achieve our vision of a mentally healthy community by joining in conversations and collaborating with community partners and levels of government to enhance policy surrounding mental health planning, funding, and initiatives.
Our programs include:
- PACT (Peer Assisted Care Team) – a mobile community-led team that responds to crisis calls
- Counselling – short-term, low-cost, one-to-one, confidential sessions available by self-referral
- Social Support Groups – groups such as Knitting, Book Club, Chronic Pain Support, Mindfulness Meditation & Movement, Art Therapy among many others. Some are offered in two languages, English and Farsi
- Peer Support – Peer Navigation, Parent Navigation and Youth Peer Support
- Community Wellness – CMHA NWV has been working alongside Tsleil-Waututh Nation, First Nations Health Authority and Reciprocal Consulting to pilot peer support initiatives in Indigenous communities in the South Coast region of BC
- Steps Youth Programs – two age ranges (13-18 and 19-29), one additional group in partnership with the Tsleil Waututh School
- Circle of Care Housing – 3 houses with wrap-around support, currently supporting 16 individuals
- Supportive Housing – 3 houses with onsite 24-hour support, currently supporting 19 individuals
- Outreach – assisting people rent subsidies and monetary support, groceries and connecting them with housing, income, community resources and other supports
- Employment Support – staff work with clients in a case management model with the primary focus on helping those with multiple barriers to employment, and they create customized employment plans to support individuals in finding purposeful employment
- Recovery College YVR (RCYVR) – a wellness hub that focuses on mental health wellbeing, with free courses delivered in partnership with mental health professionals and lived experience facilitators. RCYVR will be launching soon!
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